St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Reception Class

Welcome to our Reception Class Information Page. On this page you will find our curriculum plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework projects for this half term and any other information about what we will be doing soon! At the bottom of this page is our news and photo gallery.

In Reception Class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is based upon four themes:

  • A Unique Child – developing resilient, capable, confident and self assured individuals
  • Positive Relationships – supporting the children in becoming strong and independent self assured individuals
  • Enabling Environments – where opportunities respond to individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers
  • Learning and Development – acknowledging that children learn in different ways and at different rates

More information on the EYFS framework and how it is delivered at St Jude's is included in our Early Years Policy which can be found on our General Policies page.  

Curriculum Plan and Homework

So that you everyone knows what we will be learning about this year, below is our curriculum plan. 

Reception Homework

To support our classroom learning, each half term Miss Oxenham will give us a homework project.  

This is the homework organiser for this term.

Enrichment

During the Autumn term, Reception Class will be visited by different 'Superheroes in our Community'.  There will be a visit from a Nurse, a Crossing Patrol person and a member of the Emergency Services.  

Termly Class Newsletter

Each term Miss Oxenham will send parents a newsletter.  Here is our most recent newsletter:-

What are Reception learning this term?

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

 Phonics and reading

Phonics

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2.  If children complete the Read Write Inc programme and still require extra support with phonics in Key Stage 2 they receive  Read Write Inc intervention (Fast Track tutoring - Year 3 & 4 and Fresh Start - Year 5 & 6)

Reading
We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home a book which is very closely matched to their reading level from Oxford Reading Tree, Project X or Floppy Phonics and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.



If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.
If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.

Reception Class News & Photo Gallery

Friday 17th September - This week, Reception have been learning about the body and making their own skeletons, self portraits and labelling body parts.

Tuesday 21st September - Today, Reception Class children met with their Year 6 'buddies'. 

Monday 27th September  - Last week, the children were exploring the creative area and using the junk modelling to make their own models.